Multiple crews were called in to battle Leslie fire

Leslie fire burns buildings and field
Published: Mar. 10, 2021 at 2:14 PM EST
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LESLIE, Mich. (WILX) - A brush fire near a barn in Leslie grew into a tough-to-handle blaze on Wednesday afternoon.

Fire departments from multiple counties were called in to fight the fire. The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office also responded. The Meridian Township Fire Chief told News 10 that families that were forced to evacuate will be able to come back to their homes in a few hours.

News 10 had a reporter on the scene who said that it appears that structures in the area are on fire. Smoke was hanging in the air for acres surrounding the barn. Engines and crews from Delhi Township, Onondaga Township, Blackman Township, Henrietta Township, DeWitt, Chelsea, Ingham County, Hamburg, Jackson, and Mason were confirmed to be at the scene.

It’s believed that the fire started in one of several barns on the property.

Consumer’s Energy crews shut off electricity in the area. A representative from the company said they got the call at 1:09 p.m.

The area of Tuttle and Covert has been closed to traffic as crews work to contain the fire.

Damage to the property was extensive, with multiple acres and four structures burned. Despite the spread and intensity of the fire, no injuries were reported.

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